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Stress And Exercise In Undergraduate Health Professions Students, Kristin R. Weismantel, Meghan G. Brickner, Leah N. Rosler Jan 2016

Stress And Exercise In Undergraduate Health Professions Students, Kristin R. Weismantel, Meghan G. Brickner, Leah N. Rosler

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Background: Stress is prevalent among undergraduate students, especially students in health professions majors. Exercise as a health promoting behavior decreases stress. At the same time, increased stress may decrease exercise. This study described exercise and stress among undergraduate health professions students. More specifically this study described the intensity and duration of each exercise and the frequency of exercise during a typical week of the semester for students in health professions majors.

Theoretical framework: Pender’s Health Promotion Model guided this study.

Design: Cross-sectional, descriptive survey.

Methods: A convenience sample of 437 undergraduate students in a college of health professions (N ...


Rep As A Predictor Of Weight Categories Determined By Anthropometric Measurements, Nicholas Mendola Jan 2016

Rep As A Predictor Of Weight Categories Determined By Anthropometric Measurements, Nicholas Mendola

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Obesity has become one of the leading public health issues in the world today. An aspect of this issue that must be addressed in order for it to not persist as a problem in the future is the issue of childhood obesity. One of the most common screening methods to determine if a child is classified as overweight or obese is to utilize anthropometric measurements like body mass index, and waist-to-height ratios. Past studies have shown that children who are categorized as overweight or obese can struggle with physical activity and typically have lower fitness levels as their anthropometric measurements ...


A Complete Kinematic, Kinetic, And Electromyographical Analysis Of The Football Throw In Collegiate Quarterbacks, Kyle R. Bohnert Jan 2016

A Complete Kinematic, Kinetic, And Electromyographical Analysis Of The Football Throw In Collegiate Quarterbacks, Kyle R. Bohnert

Theses and Dissertations--Kinesiology and Health Promotion

The biomechanics of the overhead throw has been extensively studied in regards to baseball pitching. However, an understanding of the proper mechanics needed to successfully throw a football has not previously been investigated. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the kinematics, kinetics, and electromyography of the football throws in elite quarterbacks. Three collegiate quarterbacks were evaluated using a multi-camera motion capture system and electromyography electrodes. The results of this study are able to give a breakdown in the types of mechanics needed in each of the phases of the throw. This study demonstrated that during the early ...


Static Stretching And Preconditioning Exercise Augments Power Output In Recreational Athletes, Mark R. Mason Jan 2016

Static Stretching And Preconditioning Exercise Augments Power Output In Recreational Athletes, Mark R. Mason

Theses and Dissertations--Kinesiology and Health Promotion

The purpose of this study was to determine the independent and combined effects of performing a preconditioning exercise and antagonist stretching on vertical jump (VJ) performance. Twenty club rugby players performed a VJ in four conditions: control condition, following static stretching, following a preconditioning exercise, and following the combined treatment of static stretching and a preconditioning exercise. Electromyographic (EMG) activity was measured in the gluteus maximus, vastus lateralis, gastrocnemius medialis, and tibialis anterior during the VJ trials. Repeated measures ANOVA were used to compare VJ and EMG outcomes across conditions. A Bonferroni correction was used to account for multiple post-hoc ...


The Courage Trial: A Phase Ii Randomized Clinical Trial To Evaluate The Dose-Response Effects Of Exercise On Prognostic Biomarkers Among Colon Cancer Survivors, Justin Charles Brown Jan 2016

The Courage Trial: A Phase Ii Randomized Clinical Trial To Evaluate The Dose-Response Effects Of Exercise On Prognostic Biomarkers Among Colon Cancer Survivors, Justin Charles Brown

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Observational epidemiologic data suggest that participation in physical activity after a diagnosis of colon cancer reduces the risk of cancer recurrence, cancer-specific mortality, and all-cause mortality. However, the biologic mechanisms that mediate the relationship between physical activity and disease outcomes among colon cancer survivors have not been characterized. Excess visceral adipose tissue and hyperinsulinemia promote the growth and progression of existing micro-metastases and the development of new distant metastases. Exercise reduces visceral adipose tissue and hyperinsulinemia among non-diabetic persons with obesity. However, it is unknown if exercise alters visceral adipose tissue and hyperinsulinemia among colon cancer survivors. We conducted a ...


Exploring The Information Source Preferences Among Canadian Adult Golf League Members, Melissa J. Davies, Dianna Gray Jan 2016

Exploring The Information Source Preferences Among Canadian Adult Golf League Members, Melissa J. Davies, Dianna Gray

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

With an aging demographic, and the abundance of physical inactivity in Canada, sport professionals need to understand how best to recruit and retain adults in sport and recreational activities, namely, golf leagues. Canadian golf league participants (N = 419; Mage = 62 years old) completed an online survey detailing their propensity to utilize a variety of information sources prior to making the decision to join a golf league. Results from a principal component analysis of a revised Information Sources Inventory, suggested that golfers in this sample were most likely to utilize Personal and Social sources of information associated with their league participation ...


An Evaluation Of Modern Day Kitchen Knives: An Ergonomic And Biomechanical Approach, Olivia Morgan Janusz Jan 2016

An Evaluation Of Modern Day Kitchen Knives: An Ergonomic And Biomechanical Approach, Olivia Morgan Janusz

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The focus of this study was to evaluate how different knife characteristics affect the consumer's ability to slice vegetables. There are many variables to a knife and there are beliefs about what makes for a better knife. There are two common multipurpose knives used for slicing vegetables, the chef knife and the santoku knife. The aim of the first portion of the study was to investigate if there is a difference in cutting between a chef knife and a santoku knife, a ceramic knife and a stainless steel knife, and a sharp and dull knife in terms of muscle ...


Comparative Validity Of Measures Of Implicit Exercise Associations, Zachary Zenko Jan 2016

Comparative Validity Of Measures Of Implicit Exercise Associations, Zachary Zenko

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Researchers in the broad domain of public health are becoming increasingly interested in the study of implicit exercise associations (IEA), which are theorized to be predictive of exercise behavior. Interventions designed to improve IEA may enhance exercise promotion, and accounting for differences in IEA may help explain exercise behavior. Despite increasing interest in IEA, researchers are unable to justify their measurement choices because the comparative validity is unknown. No investigation has compared the validity of measures of IEA within the same sample. Purpose: The primary purpose of this dissertation was to compare the validity and reliability of nine measures of ...


A Practical Approach For Assessing Physical Fitness, David D. Peterson Jan 2016

A Practical Approach For Assessing Physical Fitness, David D. Peterson

Kinesiology and Allied Health Faculty Presentations

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Effects Of A Supportive Audience On A Handgrip Squeezing Task In Adults, Brianna L. Leitzelar, Selen Razon, Umit Tokac, Shannon Dieringer, Cindy Book, Lawrence W. Judge Jan 2016

Effects Of A Supportive Audience On A Handgrip Squeezing Task In Adults, Brianna L. Leitzelar, Selen Razon, Umit Tokac, Shannon Dieringer, Cindy Book, Lawrence W. Judge

Kinesiology Faculty Publications

The role of social facilitation by way of audience effect in select exercise-related variables during an isometric handgrip task was assessed using a mixed design. Fifty three moderately active participants (Mage= 21.76 + 5.27) were recruited from the Midwestern United States. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups: supportive audience or control. Audience members provided positive verbal encouragement to participants in the experimental condition throughout the task performance. Participants in the control group performed the task in the absence of an audience and did not receive any verbal encouragement. Participants provided anxiety ratings pre- and post-task using ...


Effects Of Foreperiod Regularity And Muscle Size On Fractionated Reaction Time, Ronald Joseph Benedict Ii Jan 2016

Effects Of Foreperiod Regularity And Muscle Size On Fractionated Reaction Time, Ronald Joseph Benedict Ii

Wayne State University Dissertations

Fractionating reaction time (FRT) chronometrically separates central (PMT) from peripheral (MT) processing, allowing for analysis of the variables that may have a timing effect on either. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of foreperiod regularity and muscle size on the components of FRT. Forty-four male (n = 21) and female (n = 23) healthy Wayne State University students responded to a visual stimulus in a simple reaction time task, either by alternating foreperiod by block (Exp1) or by alternating muscle size by block (Exp2). All participants completed six blocks of eight trials using their right-side, with five seconds ...


A Comparison Of Cleated Footwear Conditions And The Effects On Ground Reaction Forces During The Phases Of A Side-Cut Task, Zachary Bridges Jan 2016

A Comparison Of Cleated Footwear Conditions And The Effects On Ground Reaction Forces During The Phases Of A Side-Cut Task, Zachary Bridges

Honors Theses

Within sports and athletics, one area of interest is finding methods to increase the performance of athletes while simultaneously minimizing their risk for injury. In two of today's most popular sports (soccer and American football), cleated footwear is common equipment used to increase performance during sport-specific tasks. The interaction between cleated footwear and sport-specific tasks is one area of interest researchers are beginning to investigate and analyze the concerns of performance and safety. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of American football cleats, soccer cleats, and running shoes have on ground reaction forces (GRF ...


Glucose And Acute Exercise Influence Factors Secreted By Circulating Angiogenic Cells In Vitro, Sarah Witkowski, Gayatri Guhanarayan, Rachel Burgess Jan 2016

Glucose And Acute Exercise Influence Factors Secreted By Circulating Angiogenic Cells In Vitro, Sarah Witkowski, Gayatri Guhanarayan, Rachel Burgess

Kinesiology Department Faculty Publication Series

Circulating angiogenic cells (CAC) influence vascular repair through the secretion of proangiogenic factors and cytokines. While CAC are deficient in patients with diabetes and exercise has a beneficial effect on CACs, the impact of these factors on paracrine secretion from CAC is unknown. We aimed to determine whether the in vitro secretion of selected cytokines and nitric oxide (NO) from CAC is influenced by hyperglycemia and acute exercise. Colony-forming unit CAC (CFU-CAC) were cultured from young active men (n = 9, 24 ± 2 years) at rest and after exercise under normal (5 mmol/L) and elevated (15 mmol/L) glucose. Preliminary ...


Relationships And Sports: Mechanisms In Relational Motivation And Its Impact On Athletic Performance, Alexandra Szarabajko Jan 2016

Relationships And Sports: Mechanisms In Relational Motivation And Its Impact On Athletic Performance, Alexandra Szarabajko

Online Theses and Dissertations

Relationally-Autonomous Reasons (RARs) for pursuing goals are motives that take one’s own personal needs and the needs and desires of close others into account. These relational reasons motivate people in pursing health, school, or sports goals. The purpose of this study was to identify what mechanisms drive relational motivation that in turn affects athletic performance. Participants (n = 156) in this study were student-athletes from various sports, who completed a questionnaire. Athletic performance was obtained and standardized through each athlete’s performance statistics within their sport. The results of the study revealed that closeness, support, accountability, and shared values predicted ...


Handwriting And Working Memory: The Role Of Memory And Other Cognitive Factors In The Performance Of Psychomotor Skills Such As Handwriting And Drawing, Richard Frank Tindle Jan 2016

Handwriting And Working Memory: The Role Of Memory And Other Cognitive Factors In The Performance Of Psychomotor Skills Such As Handwriting And Drawing, Richard Frank Tindle

Theses

Working memory (WM) and handwriting use common resources, and when performed concurrently WM performance can suffer. In this dissertation, I explore how handwriting reduces WM performance. I uniquely investigate how the components of handwriting (verbal, motor) contribute to a reduction in WM. The general methodology utilised a verbal serial recall task with words recalled after listening to word lists with no concurrent secondary task, or listening to the words while simultaneously performing handwriting, nonverbal pseudo-handwriting or drawing movements. My key finding is that the motor component of handwriting reduces WM performance with little additional reduction due to the verbal component.


Effects Of Creatine-Electrolyte Supplement On Power And Strength Performance, Erik Hummer Jan 2016

Effects Of Creatine-Electrolyte Supplement On Power And Strength Performance, Erik Hummer

WWU Graduate School Collection

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a creatine and electrolyte formulated multi-ingredient performance supplement (MIPS) on strength and power performance. Maximal strength, total concentric work, mean rate of force development (mRFD), mean power, peak power, and peak force was determined at pre-test and post-test separated by six weeks of supplementation. Subject’s body density and body water were measured using a BodPod and Quantum X Bioelectrical Impedance unit respectively. Subjects performed three akimbo countermovement jumps (ACMJ) on a force platform. Subjects performed a one-repetition maximum (1RM) for back squat and bench press consisting of a ...


A Technique Of Improved Medial Meniscus Visualization By Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Placement In Chronic Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knees, Christopher J. Vertullo, Lahann Wijenayake, Jane E. Grayson Jan 2016

A Technique Of Improved Medial Meniscus Visualization By Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Placement In Chronic Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knees, Christopher J. Vertullo, Lahann Wijenayake, Jane E. Grayson

Faculty Publications

It is customary to perform medial meniscus repair before anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft placement when undertaken as a combined procedure. However, in chronic ACL-deficient knees, intraoperative anterior tibiofemoral translation can cause the medial meniscus repair to be more technically challenging. Intraoperative anterior tibiofemoral translation can both reduce the visualization of the medial meniscus and make its reduction unstable. An operative sequence alteration of ACL graft placement and tensioning before medial meniscal repair improves medial meniscus visualization in chronically ACL-deficient knees by using the ACL graft’s ability to prevent anterior tibiofemoral translation. The technique sequence is as follows: (a ...


Evaluating The Value Of Dynamic Terrain Simulation On Training Quality, Stephen B. Gilbert, Nir Keren, Eliot H. Winer, Warren D. Franke, Kevin Godby, Anastacia Macallister, Chloe Mcpherson, Julio De La Cruz, Applied Research Associates Jan 2016

Evaluating The Value Of Dynamic Terrain Simulation On Training Quality, Stephen B. Gilbert, Nir Keren, Eliot H. Winer, Warren D. Franke, Kevin Godby, Anastacia Macallister, Chloe Mcpherson, Julio De La Cruz, Applied Research Associates

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Warfighters perform a variety of civilian duties, such as construction. For example, in Iraq, from 2004-2011, the US Army carried out over 5,000 construction projects. Training warfighters on heavy construction equipment is a timeconsuming task that contrasts with shrinking military budgets. Simulation-based training offers improved training for fewer resources. Simulators can decrease time to task proficiency by up to 90%.

Identifying the pertinent features needed for a construction equipment trainer is challenging. For example, a critical skill is identifying different soil types. Lifting too much soil can damage equipment while not taking enough can cause significant delays. An experimental ...


Feasibility Of The Switch Classroom Module And Its Effect On Classroom Engagement, Katharine N. Long Jan 2016

Feasibility Of The Switch Classroom Module And Its Effect On Classroom Engagement, Katharine N. Long

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years and the school is an ideal place for children to be immersed in a healthy lifestyle environment. SWITCH is multi-component program designed to promote student health, by switching what students Do, View, and Chew. SWITCH classroom is a new module that integrates physical activity with academic subjects and nutrition in the classroom. The purposes of this study were to examine the feasibility of the SWITCH classroom module and its effect on student’s self-perceived classroom engagement.

Six 3rd grade classes (3 intervention, N= 43; 3 control, N = 64) from ...


Upper Extremity Strength And Power Field Tests As Predictors Of Pole Vault Performance In Female Collegiate Athletes, Carmen Schluter Jan 2016

Upper Extremity Strength And Power Field Tests As Predictors Of Pole Vault Performance In Female Collegiate Athletes, Carmen Schluter

EWU Masters Thesis Collection

"The purpose of this study was to determine if select upper-extremity strength and power field tests, and the test battery, predict pole vault performance in female pole vaulters. There is very little research on female pole vault athletes, specifically non-elite athletes. Field tests previously shown to be predictive of performance in males were examined to determine if they were also predictive for females. Four tests were used (8 lb backwards medicine ball (MB) throw, 3 m seated rope pull, three pull-ups for time, and maximum pull-ups) to determine if pole vault performance (season personal record for each athlete) could be ...


The Influence Of Joint-Site, Limb Preference, And Physical Activity On Joint Position Sense, Amanda N. Forsyth Jan 2016

The Influence Of Joint-Site, Limb Preference, And Physical Activity On Joint Position Sense, Amanda N. Forsyth

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Joint position sense provides the body with information about where limb segments are relative to one another in three-dimensional space. The ability to utilize this sense is imperative for smooth, coordinated, and accurate movement in everything from activities of daily living to competitive sport (Ghez & Sainburg, 1995). Researchers currently use joint position sense as a measure of proprioceptive acuity. However, limited research has investigated the influence of potential confounding factors on proprioception. Specifically, literature on how joint-site specificity and lateral preference influence proprioception displays several incongruent findings. Therefore, the purpose of the current study was (1) to determine if joint-site influences proprioception across the body; (2) to determine whether joint position sense depends upon limb preference; and (3) to determine if direction of movement during active joint repositioning influences proprioceptive error. Joint position sense was measured bilaterally in 55 healthy right-handed young adults at the elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles using active-active joint repositioning with a Vernier© goniometer. The results ...


The Effects Of Manipulated Somatosensory Input On Simulated Falls During Walking, Sarah Mitchell-Ewart Jan 2016

The Effects Of Manipulated Somatosensory Input On Simulated Falls During Walking, Sarah Mitchell-Ewart

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Previous research has demonstrated that there is a distinct relationship between aging and instability. The somatosensory system plays a significant role in balance control in conjunction with vision and the vestibular system (Qiu et al., 2012). Evidence has shown that manipulation of the mechanoreceptors on the plantar surface of the foot has a direct effect on balance control. By manipulating these receptors with hypothermic anesthesia and vibration, researchers are capable of simulating the effect of sensory modification on healthy individuals, in order to understand the role that plantar-surface sensation has in adapting to perturbation during gait (Perry et al., 2001 ...


Repetitive Finger Movement, Buttoning And Purdue Pegboard Tasks In People With Parkinson’S Disease, Jennifer Uzochukwu Jan 2016

Repetitive Finger Movement, Buttoning And Purdue Pegboard Tasks In People With Parkinson’S Disease, Jennifer Uzochukwu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Studies have shown repetitive finger movement performance in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may be rate dependent. When performing acoustically cued repetitive finger movements at rates near to and above 2 Hz, they exhibit increased movement rate, reduced movement amplitude, and loss of phase accompanied by frequent hesitations. The relationship between this movement deficit and functional fine motor tasks in people with PD is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine if people with PD who demonstrate repetitive finger movement impairment at rates near to and above 2 Hz perform worse on a buttoning task and a ...


What Lies Past Remission: The Perceived Late Effects Of Pediatric Cancer, Monica L. Molinaro Jan 2016

What Lies Past Remission: The Perceived Late Effects Of Pediatric Cancer, Monica L. Molinaro

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Objective

Pediatric cancer survival rates are increasing (Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation, 2011) and with this, so are the late effects of pediatric cancer (Oeffinger et al., 2006). This research examines the lived experiences of the perceived long-term effects of pediatric cancer on adult survivors and their primary support persons in order to understand the multifaceted nature of the illness on adults, and how it affects others close to them.

Methods

The theoretical orientation used to guide the research was phenomenology in order to present an accurate depiction of all the participants’ lived experiences. Specifically, background questionnaires were administered and one-on-one ...


The Influence Of Hip Mobility And Fatigue On Spinal Flexion And Muscle Activation In Rugby Scrum Performance, Joshua D. Clayton Jan 2016

The Influence Of Hip Mobility And Fatigue On Spinal Flexion And Muscle Activation In Rugby Scrum Performance, Joshua D. Clayton

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Introduction: Rugby scrumming is a means of restarting play following a minor rule infringement that can occur up to 28 times per game. The scrum poses a significant injury risk, with more days missed due to injury per event than any other rugby activity. Rugby players also have a significantly higher rate of spine injury than the general population, perhaps due to flexion in combination with high compression forces, which has been cited as the main mechanism of injury. Flexion of the spine has also been associated with poor hip mobility and quadriceps fatigue in other athletic tasks and may ...


Tensile Mechanics Of The Knee Meniscus In The Context Of Cracks: Failure And Fracture Mechanisms, Strain Concentrations, And The Effect Of Specimen Shape, John Mark Peloquin Jan 2016

Tensile Mechanics Of The Knee Meniscus In The Context Of Cracks: Failure And Fracture Mechanisms, Strain Concentrations, And The Effect Of Specimen Shape, John Mark Peloquin

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Knee meniscus tears (cracks) are a major cause of knee dysfunction and osteoarthritis, but little is known about how they grow or what effects they have on meniscus mechanics. The objective of this work was to investigate the mechanics and failure of crack-free and cracked meniscus in uniaxial tension, with specific attention to failure mechanisms (fracture and bulk rupture) and local strain concentrations. A finite element model was used to find a test configuration likely to cause fracture and crack propagation. Center cracks with a 45° crack–fiber angle were selected for producing large fiber stresses, and 90° edge cracks ...


Physical Activity And Sarcopenic Obesity: Definition, Assessment, Prevalence And Mechanism, Duck-Chul Lee, Robin P. Shook, Clemens Drenowatz, Steven N. Blair Jan 2016

Physical Activity And Sarcopenic Obesity: Definition, Assessment, Prevalence And Mechanism, Duck-Chul Lee, Robin P. Shook, Clemens Drenowatz, Steven N. Blair

Kinesiology Publications

Sarcopenic obesity is the coexistance of sarcopenia and obesity. Modern sarcopenia definition includes low muscle mass, weak muscle strength (handgrip strength) and poor physical function (slow walking), although the clinical definition of each varies worldwide. The cut-points for low muscle mass for men and women using appendicular lean mass divided by height (kg/m2) are ≤7.0 and ≤5.4 in Asians, and ≤7.23 and ≤5.67 in Caucasians, respectively. The cut-points for weak handgrip strength (kg) for men and women areAsians, andCaucasians, respectively. The cut-point for slow walking is ≤0.8 m/s in men and women. Current ...


A Fit-Fat Index For Predicting Incident Diabetes In Apparently Healthy Men: A Prospective Cohort Study, Robert A. Sloan, Benjamin A. Haaland, Susumu S. Sawada, I-Min Lee, Xuemei Sui, Duck-Chul Lee, Yassine Ridouane, Falk Muller- Riemenschneider, Steven N. Blair Jan 2016

A Fit-Fat Index For Predicting Incident Diabetes In Apparently Healthy Men: A Prospective Cohort Study, Robert A. Sloan, Benjamin A. Haaland, Susumu S. Sawada, I-Min Lee, Xuemei Sui, Duck-Chul Lee, Yassine Ridouane, Falk Muller- Riemenschneider, Steven N. Blair

Kinesiology Publications

Background

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of combined cardiorespiratory fitness and waist-to-height ratio in the form of a fit-fat index on incident diabetes risk. Additionally, the independent predictive performance of cardiorespiratory fitness, waist-to-height ratio, and body mass index also were estimated and compared.

Methods

This was a prospective cohort study of 10,381 men who had a normal electrocardiogram and no history of major chronic disease at baseline from 1979 to 2005. Random survival forest models and traditional Cox proportional hazards models were used to predict diabetes at 5-, 10-, and 15-year incidence horizons.

Results ...


Lessons And Challenges Of Trials Involving Ancillary Therapies For Parkinson’S Disease, Chris J. Hass, Elizabeth L. Stegemoller, Madeleine E. Hackney, Joe R. Nocera Jan 2016

Lessons And Challenges Of Trials Involving Ancillary Therapies For Parkinson’S Disease, Chris J. Hass, Elizabeth L. Stegemoller, Madeleine E. Hackney, Joe R. Nocera

Kinesiology Publications

Progressive impairment, particularly related to gait, postural control and cognitive decline, are not effectively treated by the current pharmacological and surgical management of Parkinson's disease (PD). This has led many patients and treating physicians to explore concomitant therapeutic modalities such as aerobic exercise, resistance training, physical therapy, massage, dance and music therapy, tai chi and others to aid in reducing symptomatology and improving patient quality of life.


Meeting Physical Activity Recommendations May Be Protective Against Temporal Lobe Atrophy In Older Adults At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease., Ryan J. Dougherty, Laura D. Ellingson, Stephanie A. Schultz, Elizabeth A. Boots, Jacob D. Meyer, Jacob B. Lindheimer, Stephanie Van Riper, Aaron J. Stegner, Dorothy F. Edwards, Jennifer M. Oh, Rebecca L. Koscik, Maritza N. Dowling, Catherine L. Gallagher, Cynthia M. Carlsson, Howard A. Rowley, Barbara B. Bendlin, Sanjay Asthana, Bruce P. Hermann, Mark A. Sager, Sterling C. Johnson, Ozioma C. Okonkwo, Dane B. Cook Jan 2016

Meeting Physical Activity Recommendations May Be Protective Against Temporal Lobe Atrophy In Older Adults At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease., Ryan J. Dougherty, Laura D. Ellingson, Stephanie A. Schultz, Elizabeth A. Boots, Jacob D. Meyer, Jacob B. Lindheimer, Stephanie Van Riper, Aaron J. Stegner, Dorothy F. Edwards, Jennifer M. Oh, Rebecca L. Koscik, Maritza N. Dowling, Catherine L. Gallagher, Cynthia M. Carlsson, Howard A. Rowley, Barbara B. Bendlin, Sanjay Asthana, Bruce P. Hermann, Mark A. Sager, Sterling C. Johnson, Ozioma C. Okonkwo, Dane B. Cook

Kinesiology Publications

INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PA) is associated with brain health in older adults. However, it is unknown whether the current physical activity recommendations (PAR) impart substantive benefit. The objective of this study was to compare temporal lobe volumes between older adults who met PAR and those who did not.

METHODS: Ninety-one enrollees from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention wore an accelerometer for seven consecutive days to quantify their PA behaviors and underwent a T-1 anatomic magnetic resonance imaging scan. Participants were categorized as either having met PAR or not based on the US Department of Health and Human Services ...